Ricoh sees strong momentum in legal services High industry marks reflect success in eDiscovery, document management and technology

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced new industry recognition for its legal information solutions, including eDiscovery, and the expanding capabilities of its supporting technologies.

New industry rankings from legal journals throughout the country affirm this progress with high marks for the company, including:

  • The New York Law Journal: Ricoh #2 in eDiscovery, #3 in document management.
  • The Legal Intelligencer (Philadelphia): #3 in eDiscovery, #1 in office equipment.
  • Connecticut Law Tribune: #1 in document management and #1 in office equipment.
  • The Recorder (Calif.): #1 in document management.
  • The National Law Journal: #2 in document management.

Ricoh's legal document services
Ricoh is the largest provider of legal document services in the country, providing a full suite of services for law firms and corporate counsel. Customers include the majority of the AmLaw 200 and NLJ 250 firms, and the legal departments of many Fortune 1000 companies. Proficient legal information management helps reduce costs, improves efficiency and frees employees to focus on the law. One particular area of growth is Ricoh's eDiscovery solutions.

eDiscovery refers to the identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis and production of electronically stored information (ESI) in support of litigation. As more information is stored electronically in more places, the challenge of organizing it on demand is increasing. Ricoh was recognized twice for eDiscovery this year, reflecting the build-out of the company's infrastructure and its growing reputation in a highly competitive industry. 

Ricoh now operates more than 40 document processing centers, half of which process local electronically stored information for eDiscovery, and four data centers around the country dedicated to eDiscovery services. In addition, the company operates domestic and offshore coding facilities with total capacity to code five million pages per month.

"eDiscovery is a complex process," said Eric Wangler, Vice President, Legal, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "If not managed effectively, it can lead to heavy penalties, which in fact have reached an all-time high. Our expert project teams, proven methodologies and powerful infrastructure enable law firms and corporate counsel clients to move smoothly and cost-effectively through the eDiscovery process and increase their chances of successful outcomes."

Ricoh's growth in legal solutions offerings includes a seamless integration with the former HSSK Forensics, Inc., a leading computer forensics and electronic discovery provider that Ricoh acquired earlier this year. Ricoh gained HSSK Forensics' Remlox remote data collection tool and the HSSK Forensics lab in Houston, the first private computer forensics lab accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).

Ricoh also provides clients with an eDiscovery portal to help them streamline workflow and control costs. The portal integrates early case assessment tools with the predictive coding of Relativity® Assisted Review, all through Ricoh's state-of-the-art data center.

For details on Ricoh's full line of legal services, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com/legal.

| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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www.ricoh.com/about/

© 2012 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:
Linda Montefusco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2172
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.com

Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824
jsearl@brodeur.com

SOURCE Ricoh Americas Corporation



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